9 Day Turkey Tour Turkey Ancient Cities

Turkey Ancient Cities Tour
9 Day Turkey Ancient Cities Tours from Istanbul to Cappadocia, Konya, Çatalhoyuk, Egirdir, Sagalassos, Pamukkale, Hierapolis and Ephesus tour by plane and bus.
Daily departure multi-day tours of Turkey.

Highlights:
Dervent Valley
Pasabag
Avanos
Goreme open air museum
Kaymakli underground city
Old Gates
Cemetery
Konya
Catalhoyuk
Theatre of Hierapolis
The calcified pools
Travertines
Temple of Artemis
Amphitheater
The Celsius Library
House of the Virgin Mary
Egirdir
Sagalassos

 

9 Day Turkey Tour Turkey Ancient Cities

Day 1

9 Day Turkey Ancient Cities Tour: Cappadocia-Konya-Catalhoyuk-Egirdir-Sagalassos- Pamukkale- Hierapolis and Ephesus tour from Istanbul 

Istanbul-Cappadocia by plane and Day Tour to Southern Cappadocia (L)
05:00 Early morning we will pick you up from the hotel and transfer to the airport for one hour flight to Cappadocia @ 07:00 am, Upon arrival Cappadocia and we will meet you in airport with your name and transfer to our office in Goreme town.
09:30 Departure for a full day South (Green Tour) Cappadocia tour.
You will see, Pidgeon Valley, the Underground City of Derinkuyu after keep going on to the Ihlara Valley, Glenn grave along the countryside. Amazing crag settling date back to Christian times, Then Selime Monastery and some any different areas in the region.By the end of the tour transfer to hotel.

Day 2
Day Tour for  Northern Cappadocia (B,L)
Highly reccomedetion hot air Balloon ride between 05:00am to 08:00 am.
09:00 pickup from hotel after breakfast and departure for a full day North (Red Tour) Cappadocia tour.
You will see Üçhisar Castle, Göreme Open Air Museum, Devrent Valley with its animal and fairytale as rock creations, the old towns of Ürgüp and Avanos known for its red clay pottery. By the end of the tour transfer to hotel. Free time and overnight in Göreme.
Day 3
Cappadocia Konya by bus and Konya day tour (B,L)
Pcik up from hotel after breakfast and transfer to bus station for 3 hour bus to Konya at 09:00 am Upon arrive in Konya we will meet you at the bus station with your name and transfer to hotel .
13:00 Pick up from hotel and departure for half day Konya tour.
We will visit..Mevlana Museum, Selimiye Mosque, Panoramic Meram tour, Tavusbaba Tomb, Karatay Madrasah, Ince Minaret museum, Alaaddin Mosque and palace. At the end of the tour transfer back to hotel. Free time and overnight in Konya.
Day 4
Half Day Catalhoyuk tour and bus transfer to Egirdir (B,L)
09:00 Pick up from hotel and departure for half day Catalhoyuk tour. Catalhoyuk is located overlooking the Konya Plain, southeast of the present-day city of Konya (ancient Iconium) in Turkey, approximately 140 km (87 mi) from the twin-coned volcano of Mount Hasan. The eastern settlement forms a mound which would have risen about 20 m (66 ft) above the plain at the time of the latest Neolithic occupation. There is also a smaller settlement mound to the west and a Byzantine settlement a few hundred meters to the east. The prehistoric mound settlements were abandoned before the Bronze Age. A channel of the Çarşamba river once flowed between the two mounds, and the settlement was built on alluvial clay which may have been favourable for early agriculture.

The site was first excavated by James Mellaart in 1958. He later led a team which excavated there for four seasons between 1961 and 1965. These excavations revealed this section of Anatolia as a centre of advanced culture in the Neolithic period. Mellaart was banned from Turkey for his involvement in the Dorak affair in which he published drawings of supposedly important Bronze Age artifacts that later went missing. Excavation revealed 18 successive layers of buildings signifying various stages of the settlement and eras of history. The bottom layer of buildings signifies as early as 7500 BC while the top layer is of 5,600 B.C   By the end of the tour transfer to Egirdir by luxury bus. Upon arrive in Egirdir transfer to hotel by Lake. Overnight in Egirdir.

Day 5
Round Trip Transportation for Sagalassos Ancient City (B)
Human settlement in the area goes back to 8000 BCE, before the actual site was occupied. Hittite documents refer to a mountain site of Salawassa in the fourteenth century BCE and the town spread during the Phrygian and Lydian cultures. Sagalassos was part of the region of Pisidia in the western part of the Taurus Mountains. During the Persian period, Pisidia became known for its warlike factions.
Sagalassos was one of the wealthiest cities in Pisidia when Alexander the Great conquered it in 333 BCE on his way to Persia. It had a population of a few thousand. After Alexander’s death, the region became part of territories of Antigonus Monophthalmus, possibly Lysimachus of Thrace, the Seleucids of Syria and the Attalids of Pergamon. Archeological record indicates that locals rapidly adopted Hellenic culture. Free time and overnight in Egirdir.
Day 6
Egirdir-Pamukkale (B)
After brekfast at the hotel we will transfer you the bus station and take bus to Pamukkale, Upon arrive in Pamukkale we will transfer you hotel in Pamukkale village .
Free day and overnight in Pamukkale.
Day 7
Free Day in Pamukkale/Pamukkale-Kuşadasi (B)

If you Stay in Pamukkale village for one night will be easy to visit all the Pamukkale and Hierapolis ancient city on your own in one day. (Optional Pamukkale tour available)
16:00 Pick up from the hotel in Pamukkale and transfer to hotel in Kusadasi (3 hour drive). Check in hotel by the Sea View and overnight in Kusadasi.

Day 8
Daily Ephesus Ancient City,Temple of Artemis and House of Virgin Mary day tour (B,L)
09:00 Pick up from hotel after breakfast and departure for daily Ephesus ancient city, House of Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis tour.
You will see Temple of Artemis ( one of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World) One of the biggest Amphitheater, the Celsius Library which is still alive, lot of fabulous ruins left from ancient city, House of the Virgin Mary, her last dwelling. At the end of the tour, we will take you back to the hotel. Free time and overnight in Kusadasi or we can use evening flight back to Istanbul.
Day 9
Izmir-Istanbul by plane (B)
Pick up from the hotel and transfer to airport for one hour flight back to Istanbul, Upon arrive in Istanbul we will meet you at the airport with your name and transfer to your hotel .

Optional Tours that you can add in your itinerary
Standard Accommodation
  • Costs are per person in double/ twin or triple shared room.
Single From 950 €uro
Double From 700 €uro
Included :
  • 2 Flight tickets with all domestic taxes.
  • All airport transfer
  • 2 Night Cave Boutique Hotel with breakfast in Cappadocia,
  • 1 Night hotel in Konya with breakfast
  • 2 Night hotel in Egirdir with breakfast.
  • 1 Night hotel n Pamukkale
  • 2 Night hotel in Kusadasi with breakfast.
  • 5 day Small Group tour with Guide,Lunch,transportation and entrance fees.
  • All bus and hotel transfers mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All meals referred to by the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
Excluding :
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Tips